My point is simply to remind readers that class still matters. I know many are keenly aware of it, but much political debate and news is 'classless' - as if the only categories were age, gender or those of the physical sciences.
Yet much of our everyday experience is touched by class. A sample:
Class isn't monolithic. It has variations of income, status and morality. We can make mistakes in our adoption or perception of class traits. It is no magic pill for scholarship. It can be as misunderstood and misused as any other philosophical category.
But recognising it allows us to see our prejudices or privileges, to perceive the living hand of the past in the present. Class might be found among the antiques but it's no dead relic.